PBS Going After Cord Cutters with Local Content





Cord Cutters can stream local PBS content live alongside their live TV programing.

Beginning April 1, Cord Cutters can Stream PBS Content Alongside Their PrimeTime TV Shows

The Public Broadcasting Company will offer Local programs which can be streamed by year-end. And this won’t be available as part of other paid subscription channels like YouTube Live, Hulu Live or Sling TV. Cord cutters will need to get their stand-alone app or channel. Which will work on popular media streamers like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or PC.

Live Streaming Local Content Coming Soon

Currently in negotiation with local affiliates, they want to have their content added in over 50 markets. And these will be available across the country by the end of the year. And their local content will be available to stream right alongside their mainstream programming.

New Premium TV Channel Announced

Hoping to make their content more friendly to cord cutters the company recently announced a new streaming channel named PBS Living.

This new service which costs $2.99/mo after a free 7/day trial will feature some of their premium shows like Antique Roadshow, This Old House, French Chef and more.

PBS Living joins their two other stand-alone streaming channels which include PBS Masterpiece, ($5.99) with shows like Jamestown and the Windsors. And the popular channel, PBS Kids ($4.99) which carries children shows such as Mister Rogers, The Reading Rainbow, Pinkalicious plus many more.

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It’s an exciting time cancel cable. And this is just another sign, of more a la carte channels to come. As more broadcasters are coming to grips, that the old way of doing business is slowly coming to an end. And embracing cord cutters and streaming television is the way of the future.





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